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Global and China Lithium Carbonate Industry Report, 2017-2020

Global and China Lithium Carbonate Industry Report, 2017-2020

Global lithium carbonate output was 244.2 kilotons in 2016, and will increase rapidly as new NEV capacity is fully released. Meanwhile, thanks to rapid development of the NEV industry, the demand for power batteries also surges. Global lithium carbonate consumption stood at 226 kilotons in 2016, 27% of which went into the battery industry, in contrast to 41% in China’s lithium carbonate consumption mix.

Domestic output of lithium extracted from salt lake brine is 28 kt/a with production facilities not operating at full capacity, and new capacity will be approximately 65 kt/a. China’s production of lithium extracted from ores is 55.2 kt/a, compared with designed one of 67.5 kt/a. The reason for a high output of lithium extracted from ores is that adequate supply of lithium ores from Talison solves the bottleneck of raw material shortage, enabling the release of most small and medium-sized enterprises’ capacity. It is expected new capacity will be roughly 32 kt/a.

Despite capacity expansions by Chinese lithium carbonate producers in recent years, the enterprises concerned run actual capacity far lower than designed one, exacerbated a slower capacity release, resulting in a short supply of lithium carbonate in the Chinese market. In addition, as domestic enterprises mostly import Australian ores as raw materials, capacity may be limited by rising costs of raw materials in the long run. Lithium carbonate output was 54 kilotons and apparent consumption 87 kilotons in China in 2016, indicating a supply gap of up to 33 kilotons. Domestic demand for lithium carbonate will rise at a rate of 20% over the next couple of years, a pace faster than the global average, approximating 167 kilotons in 2020.

Global and China Lithium Carbonate Industry Report, 2017-2020 highlights the followings:
Global and China’s lithium carbonate supply and demand, supply gap, the demand for lithium carbonate from downstream sectors, especially new energy vehicles, energy storage, and consumer electronics;
Global and China’s competitive landscape, including market share of foreign and domestic companies, capacity planning, market pattern, etc.;
China’s lithium carbonate imports and exports, covering import/export value, prices, sources, destinations, etc.;
China’s production costs of lithium carbonate with lithium extracted from ores and from salt lake brine, price trends, etc.;
China’s lithium battery industry, including shipments, technology routes, market pattern, etc.;
Operation, technology, development planning, and output & sales of 8 lithium carbonate players in the United States, Chile, Australia, etc.;
Operation, technology, development planning, and output & sales of 14 Chinese lithium carbonate companies.

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1 Overview of Lithium Carbonate
1.1 Definition of Lithium
1.1.1 Distribution of Lithium Resources Worldwide
1.1.2 Distribution of Lithium Resources in China
1.2 Application and Product Type
1.3 Industry Chain
1.4 Production Technology
2 Development of Global Lithium Carbonate Industry
2.1 Supply
2.2 Demand
2.2.1 New Energy Vehicle’s Demand for Lithium Carbonate
2.2.2 3C Consumer Electronics’ Demand for Lithium Carbonate
2.2.3 Energy Storage Equipment’s Demand for Lithium Carbonate
2.2.4 Industry’s Demand for Lithium Carbonate
2.3 Competitive Landscape
3 Development of China Lithium Carbonate Industry
3.1 Supply
3.2 Demand
3.2.1 Total Demand
3.2.2 New Energy Vehicle’s Demand for Lithium Carbonate
3.2.3 Industrial Energy Storage’s Demand for Lithium Carbonate
3.3 Status Quo of Industrial Development
3.4 Competitive Landscape
3.5 Technology Trend- High-purity Lithium Carbonate
4 Import & Export of Lithium Carbonate in China
4.1 Overview
4.2 Import
4.2.1 Import Volume
4.2.2 Import Value
4.3 Export
4.3.1 Export Volume
4.3.2 Export Value
5 Production Costs and Prices
5.1 Costs of Lithium Carbonate
5.1.1 Lithium Extracted from Ores
5.1.2 Lithium Extracted from Salt Lake Brine
5.2 Prices and Trend
6 Chinese Lithium Battery Market
6.1 Overview
6.2 Industry Chain
6.3 Output
6.4 Technology Route
6.5 Market Pattern
6.6 Electric Vehicle’s Demand for Lithium Battery
6.6.1 Chinese EV Market
6.6.2 EV Development Trend in China
7 Global Lithium Carbonate Producers
7.1 SQM
7.1.1 Profile
7.1.2 Operation
7.1.3 Capacity
7.1.4 Sales Volume
7.1.5 Development Trend
7.2 Albemarle
7.2.1 Profile
7.2.2 Operation
7.2.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
7.2.4 Development Trend
7.2.5 Competitive Edge
7.3 FMC
7.3.1 Profile
7.3.2 Operation
7.3.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
7.4 Orocobre
7.4.1 Profile
7.4.2 Lithium Carbonate Business
7.5 Galaxy Resources
7.5.1 Profile
7.5.2 Lithium Carbonate Business
7.6 Simbol Materials
7.6.1 Profile
7.6.2 Lithium Carbonate Business
7.7 Sentient
7.7.1 Profile
7.7.2 Lithium Carbonate Business
7.7.3 Enirgi
7.8 Nordic Mining
7.8.1 Profile
7.8.2 Lithium Carbonate Business
8 Chinese Lithium Carbonate Producers
8.1 Tianqi Lithium Corporation
8.1.1 Profile
8.1.2 Operation
8.1.3 Revenue Structure
8.1.4 Cost Analysis
8.1.5 Output and Sales Volume
8.1.6 Resource Acquisition
8.1.7 Core Competence
8.2 Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Co., Ltd.
8.2.1 Profile
8.2.2 Operation
8.2.3 Revenue Structure
8.2.4 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.2.5 Core Competence
8.3 Youngy Co., Ltd.
8.3.1 Profile
8.3.2 Operation
8.3.3 Revenue Structure
8.3.4 Cost Analysis
8.3.5 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.3.6 Core Competence
8.4 Tibet Mineral Development Co., Ltd.
8.4.1 Profile
8.4.2 Operation
8.4.3 Revenue Structure
8.4.4 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.4.5 Core Competence
8.5 Sichuan Western Resources Holding Co., Ltd.
8.5.1 Profile
8.5.2 Operation
8.5.3 Revenue Structure
8.5.4 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.5.5 Core Competence
8.6 Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Co., Ltd.
8.6.1 Profile
8.6.2 Industry Chain
8.6.3 Operation
8.6.4 Revenue Structure
8.6.5 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.6.6 Production Capacity
8.6.7 Core Competence
8.7 Western Mining Co., Ltd.
8.7.1 Profile
8.7.2 Operation
8.7.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.8 Tibet Urban Development and Investment Co., Ltd.
8.8.1 Profile
8.8.2 Operation
8.8.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.9 Jiangxi Special Electric Motor Co., Ltd.
8.9.1 Profile
8.9.2 Operation
8.9.3 Lithium Carbonate Business
8.10 Xinjiang Lithium Salt Plant
8.11 Sichuan Ni & Co Guorun New Materials Co., Ltd.
8.12 Sichuan Jixiang Lithium Technology Co., Ltd.
8.13 ABA Guangsheng Lithium Co., Ltd.
8.14 Shanghai China Lithium Industrial Co., Ltd.

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